Annotated bibliography

TEAP (010039) Assessment 1: Annotated bibliography

Length: 2,500-3,000 words

Weighting: 50%




Prepare a 2500 – 3000 word paper that presents an annotated bibliography of six (6) readings relevant to the issue of English for general or specific academic purposes. This has been a major focus in the first part of the course.


The nature of the six readings:


You will need to include:

  • two readings that offer a general discussion of the issue of English for general versus specific academic purposes, or that argue for one or the other.


  • two readings that explore some important features of language in one or more specific subject areas or disciplinary fields.


  • two readings that discuss the teaching and learning of academic English (not general English). They need to have some clear pedagogical focus (recommended approaches to teaching, design of resources, etc.


Five of the six readings need to be subject readings. These may include a single chapter from your required text (Coffin & Donohue), any readings from within your required set of online (or printed) readings set, or from others sent as an attachment in an email, or additionally made available in the extended list via the library link.

One of the readings is to be self-selected from one of the following journals:

Linguistics and Education

Journal of English for Academic Purposes

English for Specific Purposes

Journal of Second Language Writing

TESOL Quarterly

ELT Journal

The structure of the assignment paper

The assignment needs to be set out as a paper.



It requires an introduction that establishes the kind of paper it is, the issues in focus, and a preview of how the rest of the paper will unfold.


The body of the paper constitutes the annotated bibliographies

For each bibliographic entry, you need to:

1) Provide the reference (as would appear in a list of references in Harvard UTS style). For example:

Hyland, K. & Hamp-Lyons, L. 2002, ‘EAP: issues and directions’, Journal of English for Academic Purposes, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 1-12.

2) Then you need to provide the following:

Text:    (i)         Brief introduction to the purpose of the text.

(ii)        Summary of the content, with reference to concepts referred to in the course.

(iii)       Evaluative reflection on the content.


Provide a concluding paragraph that comments on how the texts you have reviewed have influenced your thinking about issues in, and approaches to TEAP.



  • Some time will be devoted in the lectures to exploring models, and clarifying expectations for the assignment, particularly in relation to the evaluation section of each bibliographic entry.
  • Please check with the lecturer if you are unsure about the suitability of any of the readings you have chosen.
  • There will be NO EXTENSIONS without a formal request by a Special Consideration form.
  • All assignments should be submitted via TURNITIN in ‘Assignments’
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